Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy – Federal and University Aid
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Student Employment Office
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Loan Information and Borrowing Options
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University Aid Awarding Policies
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The Rochester Promise
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The Thrill of Job Hunting!
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Highlights from Junior Year: Spring
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Summer Highlights: Part One
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Humanities for Life
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Meet Our Pre-College Resident Hall Director!

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy – Federal and University Aid

Federal regulations require that colleges/universities monitor the academic progress of every student who is eligible for Federal Title IV financial aid, which includes the Pell Grant, SEOG Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Loan (subsidized and unsubsidized), Parent PLUS Loan, and Work Study. Federal standards of satisfactory academic progress (SAP) include a qualitative (cumulative GPA) measurement of[…]

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Student Employment Office

The Student Employment Office supports and manages the hiring process for all hourly paid, matriculated students in degree-granting programs. We exist to help foster the educational and career goals of Rochester students through on-campus employment and provide best practices to departments and supervisors. We offer general employment counseling, I-9 completion, on-campus job fairs, workshops, and[…]

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Loan Information and Borrowing Options

Federal Direct Stafford Loan There are both subsidized and unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans for students. According to federal regulations, the amount of subsidized loan that you may borrow is limited to the difference between your student expense budget and the sum of your family contribution, benefits, and any other financial aid you receive. Unsubsidized[…]

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University Aid Awarding Policies

Financial Aid Beyond Your First Year In general, you are eligible to receive financial aid at the University of Rochester for a total of eight semesters. If you are approved for a ninth semester of enrollment at the College, you may also receive financial aid. However, a separate appeal is required and approval is not[…]

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The Rochester Promise

by Kyle Insixiengmay, Class of 2022 Hi! My name is Kyle and I’m a sophomore at the University of Rochester. I’m a recipient of the Rochester Promise Scholarship, which grants free tuition to eligible graduates of the Rochester City School District (RCSD). Currently, my plan is to be a brain and cognitive science major with[…]

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The Thrill of Job Hunting!

Financial Literacy Monthly Digest Tips to boost your job-hunting experience! Searching for a job is like swiping left and right until you find the right partner. No one warns you about what to expect in the experience, because there is no right or wrong way to go about searching for a job. The process can[…]

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Highlights from Junior Year: Spring

Hello hello, thank you for proceeding to part two of my junior year highlights blog (here’s part one, just in case you want to revisit my fall semester)! So in a nutshell, junior spring was a time to be alive (I’ll explain why soon). Honestly, I think I went a little overboard with all my[…]

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Summer Highlights: Part One

Hi everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying your summer, wherever you are. Whether you’re staying on campus or traveling to a new city, doing research or working at a company, or maybe just chilling at home, the summer is always a good time! In today’s blog, I’ll be sharing what I’ve been up to since I[…]

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Humanities for Life

By: Bryce Davis, Humanities for Life Intern Hey, everyone! My name is Bryce Davis, and I’m a rising senior at the U of R originally from Wellsville, NY (about an hour and a half south of Rochester). At the University I’m double majoring in economics and music with a pop and jazz studies concentration. I’m[…]

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Meet Our Pre-College Resident Hall Director!

by Jason Mahon, Pre-College Programs Resident Hall Director Good morrow Pre-College Programs scholars! My name is Jason Mahon and I shall be your Residence Hall Director (RHD). I am stoked that you have chosen to spend an early part of your collegiate career with us at the University of Rochester! My role as RHD means[…]

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